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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby JG-77 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 2:51 pm

^ bobbie68, I'm just letting you know that posting multiple times in a row is generally discouraged on TPR (says so in the rules/guidelines).

Next time you want to respond to multiple posts at once, include all posts and responses in the same post like this:

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bert425 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 3:23 pm

boldikus wrote:
bobbie68 wrote:Also can anyone tell me a comparison to flight of fear? I have ridden indoor coasters like Mummy, Skull Mountain, Dark Knight is it close to one of these in terms of dark ness and track? I understand there are different opinions just trying to figure out if this will be a ride we can do. I did watch the you tube video but would love someone on here who has ridden it have some feed back.


Watch the POV for Jokers Jinx @ SFA. Same coaster, but its outside so you can see what it does. Flight of Fear is pretty dark, but there is a tiny bit of light here and there.


which is also the same coaster as Poltergeist at SFFT (my favorite ride there).

I'd absolutely agree on the differing opinions just based on when you ride it.

the one time I was at KD, I don't recall much at all about FoF other than the great queue line. I don't recall much about the coaster at all (which is odd, since it's basically my favorite coaster as Fiesta Texas, just indoors -- BUT the one time we were there, I got a call from the Vet about our dog while we were in the queue. Couldn't listen to it, as it was too loud in there, and wasn't going to get out of a fairly long line. . . . so ended up riding while worrying about what the Vet was calling about (we boarded our diabetic dog with them while we were on vacation).

so yeah, that impacted if I enjoyed the ride or not, I'd say.

looking forward to giving this another ride (or two or three) when back at KD over the summer.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cfc » Thu Apr 26, 2018 4:29 pm

JG-77 wrote:^ bobbie68, I'm just letting you know that posting multiple times in a row is generally discouraged on TPR (says so in the rules/guidelines).

Next time you want to respond to multiple posts at once, include all posts and responses in the same post like this:

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While I understand your point, and you're trying to be helpful, please don't be a "backseat moderator." Thank you.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby michaellynn4 » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:09 pm

The only real downside I feel the FoF coasters have compared to Joker's Jinx and Poltergeist are the presence of the midcourse brakes that slow the ride down, though the indoor environment is a plus in their columns.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bill_s » Thu Apr 26, 2018 5:24 pm

For some reason, on my first trip to the park this year I enjoyed FoF more than I305 or Volcano ... which was a clue it was time to get over to TT and stand in line.

Regarding food, I did try the Wayside's brisket sandwich 3 or 4 years ago, and that was tiny too. Anyway I tried the pork BBQ there last visit and it was good. If that place is going to be the main BBQ place now, they need to get the brisket right too and REPRESENT. I don't think they have the magic cole slaw anymore, hopefully it will reappear (and as a side at CK)(also they don't show it in the menu board pics anymore). Also cole slaw there comes in a little cup on the side which really isn't enough if you eat the sandwich as a sandwich, which I did for a change instead of eating it with a fork off the bread. They really do have some good things at KD, but it is uneven and expensive and I only ate there a couple times a year (in many, many visits) before getting the Dining Plan. The place can definitely give you an appetite though.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby cal1br3tto » Thu Apr 26, 2018 9:34 pm

^Hey, Flight of Fear was my favorite at the park as of 2012, so don't feel too weird. :p I really enjoy the Premier spaghetti bowls, and the darkness adds to the experience, although the headchoppers are wicked on the outdoor ones.
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Apr 27, 2018 3:44 am

So, I took my oldest three kids, and went to KD for the first time in 16 years, this past Sunday, and in spite of myself not feeling well, we had a great time! Obviously, there were a number of changes since then, and some rather significant additions!

Rather than give you a play by play of the visit, I thought I'd just hit the highlights of my thoughts regarding the park...

-Twisted Timbers blew me away! It became the 4th RMC I have ridden (Lightning Rod, Storm Chaser, and Goliath being the other three), and took things up yet another notch in my opinion! Yes, you read that inference right... I actually prefer it slightly to even the amazing LR! It just had everything, and was paced SO perfectly, from start to finish! What an absolute masterpiece from RMC, and it jumped up into my Top 5 coasters! It also makes me even more excited for Steel Vengeance tonight, which looks like TT on steroids! It was a pretty mild day Sunday, so crowds and lines weren't too bad, and we never had too long of a wait for TT. The only strange thing was once again, the early morning struggles that have been mentioned before, as it didn't open with the park, and tested trains for what seemed like an eternity before it opened. But once it did... Oh boy! Again, every time I ride an RMC it blows my mind, and at this moment, none has done it better than this little gem at KD! (And the merch was almost all fantastic! Love the various TT logos!)

-On the other end of the spectrum, however, are my feelings about Intimidator 305... I'm going to probably stun a lot of you, who seem to love this coaster for some reason, but I was incredibly underwhelmed! It's not that I didn't think it was crazy intense, because it certainly was! But it was not a fun, or exciting intense to me, like an RMC, or The Voyage... It was an oppressive intensity, that made me feel tired and worn out after getting off it, rather than exhilarated, and ready to ride it again. Now granted, I was sick, and already feeling poorly, so I allow that perhaps my impression of it would be different if I felt better going in (not that my sickness dampened my TT experience any.) However, none of my kids, who weren't sick, and love RMC's, Fury, and Millennium Force, wanted to do re-rides on it either. So it wasn't just me... So I guess to each their own, but I-305 isn't sniffing my Top 10 at the moment. I'll definitely ride it again, whenever I return to KD, and perhaps I'll like it better when I'm feeling better. But while I am not a pansy coaster rider (I LOVE The Voyage, as I said before!), it was just too much for me to really "enjoy" as much as I would have hoped to...

-Volcano was still as immensely fun as I remembered it being, but naturally, it was our longest wait of the day, since we went to TT first. Of course, at the end of the day, as temps dropped and people split, there wasn't much of a wait, but we were busy getting our final ride in on TT then!

-Avalanche isn't flashy, but definitely still a fun and unique experience, and one I was glad to get on, before it joins the rest of its rapidly dying breed of Bobsled Coasters!

-I've ridden Dominator a ton before, just not at KD. It's still one of my favorite Floorless Coasters, and if I was feeling better, I would have definitely ridden it more than once! Its placement in the park, and out of the way nature, is a bit odd, but it does provide the park with an impressive entry coaster.

-If it hadn't been so mild out, I would have definitely checked out Shenandoa Lumber Company, after all of coasterbill's hype of it! But alas, it was not in the climate cards for this visit... Hopefully next time!

-My whole family was a huge fan of the Mac n Cheese Bowls, and I would definitely recommend them to anybody who likes meat, pasta, and cheese! I also enjoyed the Southwest Salad I got from Border Burrito, and would recommend that eatery as well!

In closing, I was again very impressed with the park, and much prefer it to Carowinds, even though my favorite coaster (at the time of this writing) is there. I definitely hope to make it back MUCH sooner than 16 years next time! =)
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby boldikus » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:04 am

Not an unreasonable assessment of I305. It's definitely in my top 5, but on a scale ranging from flat-out-fun to manic-intensity, its very far from fun. I find it to be almost an endurance challenge of sorts. I still love the sh*t out of it though, even though I can't believe it actually exists.

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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby DILinator » Fri Apr 27, 2018 4:28 am

^Yeah, it definitely WAS an experience unlike any other! Its reputation as Intense with a capital I is well earned! I'll definitely give it another chance when I'm feeling better, and while I doubt it'll suddenly be a Top 5 coaster for me, I imagine I'll enjoy it more. Also, is it better in the very front, or very back? We only rode in the very back...
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Re: Kings Dominion (KD) Discussion Thread

Postby bobbie68 » Fri Apr 27, 2018 5:36 am

Hi sorry about that it is allowed on my other forums and I got confused which one I was on.

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